Thursday, 26 September 2013

South Wales Chartist Convention set for 2 November 2013

The South Wales Chartist Convention (hosted by the new University of South Wales ) is being held on Saturday 2nd November 10.15 - 16.15 at the university's City Campus, Newport.

Full details of the agenda and how to book are set out below. Entry is free, but you must book to secure a place.

The main speaker this year is Professor Angela V. John (Aberystwyth University). She will be speaking about the remarkable Margaret Thomas of Llanwern House, Newport - militant suffragette and feminist campaigner, who inherited her father's title in 1920, but was refused entry to the House of Lords.
Echoing the strategy of the early Victorian Chartists, Lady Rhondda launched the six point Women's Charter and used her wealth to found, fund and edit the weekly 'Time and Tide' magazine.

Professor John's biography Turning The Tide: The Life of Lady Rhondda is published this month by Parthian Books.

City Campus is located on the river bank near Newport Bus Station and 10 to 15 minutes walk from Newport Railway Station. Directions and car parking details will be sent following your booking.

South Wales Rising of the Chartists1839 - 175th Anniversary Autumn 2013
South Wales Chartist Convention
Saturday 02 November 10.15 -16.15
Hosted by SWCHIR (University of South Wales)

Venue: Newport City Campus, University of South Wales    
Free entry for all - please book in advance  

Doors open 09.30
10.15   Introduction: Dr. Carl Peters
10.30   Colin Gibson: ‘Trails to Trials: Gwent Chartism Project’ (Gwent Archives)
10.50   Les James & David Osmond The Endurance of Chartism at Newport  after the Rising of 1839
11.20   Coffee Break
11.50  Professor Angela V. John (Aberystwyth University):   From Women's Suffrage in Newport to the Six Point Group - The Campaigns of Lady Rhondda

13.00   BUFFET LUNCH available £6 (must be ordered at time of booking)

13.50   Sarah Richards:  My Chartist Ancestor - William Davies of Blackwood
14.15  Christabel Hutchings:  Found in the archives - a ‘Chartist’ Letter from  Cardiff to Pontypool
14.40   Film (Glyn Waters): The Blaenau Gwent Project
15.00   Short  interval
15.20   Discussion: Exploring Connections - Chartism in Bristol and Newport
15.40  Finale:
Songs from ‘The  Forgotten’  musical drama performed by Drama students from the University of South Wales (Director: Vanessa Dodd)
Concluding remarks: Jayne Bryant and Pat Drewett (Newport Accent Trust)